Sunday, 8 January 2012

Keeping up with those good intentions

One small step towards my resolutions, I've taken a photo a day and made them in to a collage!  I decided to use some 5x7 templates from Kerri Bradford these were from her Snapshots collections.

I love Kerri's products but she has made me want a Silhouette sooooooo badly!!!

My photos are:-

Day 1    Those fabulous fireworks to welcome in the new year - so amazing!
Day 2    A shopping  eating trip to Bluewater.
Day 3    Jake on the carousel at Van Hages.
Day 4    Our lovely Princess Ellen who is sadly leaving us this week for her Hygienist course.
Day 5    The digital Project Life kit I bought for my poor man's Project Life!
Day 6    My brand new point and shoot camera so I don't have to lug my bigger camera around!
Day 7    Taking down the decorations until the next time!

Going back to day 5, I wanted to do Project Life but could no way afford to buy a kit, always supposing I could get hold of one in this country, so I bought a large pack of baseball card holders and will use the cards and papers which come with the digi version to make my own!

The exercise is going ok, the diet not so much! We're still wading through the left-overs from Christmas - cheese and pate are not good diet food especially when eaten with quantities of fresh French bread, crisps and cheese straws!!!

And.........I blogged again! Too much of a good thing?  We'll see.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Well here I am again!  It's just got to be done. New Years Resolution time, you know those resolutions I make then you don't see me again for 6 months, yeah those!

I want to try to do a photo a day project again although it might dwindle to a photo a week, we'll see. I'm hoping, with a camera on my phone, forgetting (or not bothering with) my camera won't be an excuse.

I want to do the get fitter/slimmer bit too, maybe back to Slimming World, we'll see. I got a Wii Fit for Christmas which I love so, hopefully, I'll use that a lot.

Posting on here? I'll try to post my photo's weekly and I've got a backlog of cards and layouts which I haven't posted, sheer laziness and an unwillingness to fight with Blogger every time I came on, although this new format seems sooooooo much easier!

Life should be a little easier in 2012. Stuart has taken out his private pension so life should be less worrying and, with a job, hopefully, on the horizon, even back to how it used to be! Robbie has also just got a job, at last, so things are looking up!

So hello again blog. Happy New Year to anyone who happens along. I will see you again soon!!!

Saturday, 13 August 2011

First Layout in ages

Shimelle is holding a Scrapbooking Weekend over on her blog. I thought I would have a go, I haven't done much scrapping for a while. This is for the starting point challenge.
This was Jake on Polperro beach.

Mostly used Basic Grey Lime Rickey.

Hope to get at least one more challenge done.

Monday, 8 August 2011

So Long

Oh My Gosh!!! Is it really that that New Years Resolution didn't last long did it?

I have been creating (not as much as I resolved) just not blogging. So here are my last two cards.

First, an anniversary card using the Stampin' up top note die and Artistic Etchings and En Francais stamps. I cased this card from Jo Dumbleton's fabby blog

I was quite pleased how this turned out. 

Next is the card I made for my gorgeous grandson for his third birthday (three! I can hardly believe it!!!)

Made using the Mickey and friends cricut cartridge. He absolutely loved it!

I will try to come back soon with some of my other cards and layouts from the last few months. 

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Picture Winter

I joined BPS Picture Winter and so far have managed to keep up. These are my first weeks photo's.

Day 1 resting and relaxing (Lol I went to Bluewater and hit the sales but we did stop for frequent rests)
Day 2 Breath of fresh air 
Day 3 Possibilties
Day 4 A little bit of sunshine
Day 5 Everyday use - something I can't live without!
Day 6 Cracks
Day 7 Quiet beauty

Am now a couple of days behind but am not going to beat myself up about it. I will catch up!

I have exercised every other day so far so that resolution is on track but have failed miserably on the card front but again I can catch up!!!

Lastly for Monica, the Merry Christmas banner I made with Stampin' up paper, my Tim Holtz rosette die and my nesties.

Just to prove I do craft occasionally!!!

Friday, 31 December 2010

Happy New Year

2010 is coming to an end. It's been a dire year with Stu out of work but there is light on the horizon. I've had a lot of fun this year too despite lack of cash.

I wanted to blog my new years resolutions in an attempt to name and shame!!!

Primarily I intend to get off my butt and exercise...........a lot more.
Secondly I want to craft more so I will try to make at least one card a week and blog it!
And thirdly I will try to take more photo's, not a photo a day as I know I'll get bored and give up but plenty through the month and do a monthly review at the end of each month.

I think that's enough without making it too difficult, I don't want to fall at the first hurdle!

I have chosen one little word for the first time ever. I have chosen "achieve" 

I hope you all have a very happy and healthy new year for 2011


Monday, 6 December 2010

UKS Cybercrop

Oh heck!!! I didn't realise it was so long since I've blogged. I've not done a lot of crafting apart from a few Christmassy bits which I will post when they go up.

This weekend was the cybercrop over at UKS. I signed up at the very last moment having completely forgotten about it but still manged to get a few LO's done.

The first was a digi class by Karen which was right up my street.

The rest were all for challenges

                                          Santa Claus is Coming to Town
                                          Frosty the Snowman
                                          Christmas Wish

Not so keen on the last one. It was done very quickly to fulfil the challenge. I'm quite pleased with the others though.